POLICE PRESS RELEASE NO.2/2020 RE-BANDITS KIDNAPPED FORTY PERSONS AT BATSARI

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The Katsina state Police Command wishes to clarify rumours being circulated in the social media that yesterday in the evening bandits have kidnapped forty persons along Jibia – Batsari road. What truly happened was that yesterday 5/01/2020 at about 18:00hrs, bandits numbering over sixty armed with AK 47 rifles blocked Jibia – Batsari road, exactly at Ruma village, forcefully stopped two J5 motor vehicles and took the occupants of the vehicles into the bush. Search party led by Operation Puff Adder went after the hoodlums but succeeded in rescuing all the victims with the exception of seven others. The Police in collaboration with community members are combing the bush with a view to rescue the remaining seven persons not seen. The victims that are yet returned are:

  1. ALH MAAZU YASORE 80YRS
  2. ALH NUHU 45YRS
  3. KABIRU HASHIMU 37YRS
  4. DAN ASIBI TELA 50YRS
    5.SANI KOKARI 70YRS
    6.NURA SHAMBAL 45YRS
  5. ALI DAN MAITUWO 65YRS

SP GAMBO ISAH
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR:COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
KATSINA STATE COMMAND

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